Looking for a light and refreshing smoothie? This cucumber kiwi green smoothie is just what you need.
As much as I love thick, rich, and creamy smoothies – sometimes I feel like something on the lighter side. I usually think of cucumber and kiwi drinks during the summer because they are so cool and refreshing. There’s nothing better on a hot day than cucumber kiwi infused water or a martini. Yum!
Kiwis and cucumber aren’t great only in the summer, though. The first time I made this smoothie was on a cold day in February and it was exactly what I needed.
Sometimes you just want a light and refreshing smoothie.
Cucumbers are loaded with phytonutrients that provide us with valuable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. They contain the antioxidant nutrients vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese.
Kiwis are packed with more vitamin C than the equivalent amount of orange and are loaded with vitamin K. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals and helps support the immune system. Kiwis are a good source of the mineral potassium.
Kiwis also contain a good amount of dietary fiber. Fiber is helpful in keeping blood sugar levels under control and for keeping you feeling full for longer.
Spinach has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It is also a great source of fiber and protein – both help to make you feel fuller faster and longer.
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Cucumber Kiwi Green Smoothie
- 1/2 cucumber, medium
- 1 kiwi, peeled
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/4 cup white beans (or any color beans), cooked, fresh or frozen (optional)
- 1 cup baby spinach or kale, packed
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract (optional, skip this if you are using vanilla protein powder)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 to 5 ice cubes
For extra fiber add 1 tbsp chia seeds.
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
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